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Where Do We Run? by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 06/13/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: There are lots of oppressors, tyrants in our world—maybe even in your life. Those kinds of people make us want to run and hide. That’s how the writer of Psalm 11 felt when he said he wanted to “flee like a bird to your mountain. For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows . . . to shoot . . . at the upright in heart” (vv. 1-2).

But verse 4 tells us, “The LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes the sons of men; his eyes examine them.” The psalm goes on to talk about the judgment of God.

When I look at sin in the world, I want God to step in and judge evil. But here’s the problem: When I really think about it, all too often I’m an oppressor in my heart. I deserve judgment. That’s why I need Jesus.

When we see evil, where do we run? Whether you’re feeling oppressed or whether you’re oppressing others, the answer is the same. Don’t run away—instead, run to Jesus.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

 

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